Previous 1 2 3 Next 39 Replies Latest reply: Jun 20, 2013 8:57 PM by rs918 Go to original post
  • Molndal Level 1 (0 points)

    This might work:


    I try to restore my iPhone 5 once every few months, or whenever it feels unresponsive. Back up all of your data to iTunes or iCloud and restore. In my experience, posterior to a restore, the phone is faster and performs better in terms of battery life.

    Make sure you back up all of your things, such as contacts, calendars, music settings info etc., as it is annoying to lose it.


    Good Luck!

  • LDukart2024 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm sorry, but that just shouldn't be necessary. That's kind of a pain in the ***. I have stuff that is connected to my phone and my iTunes that I don't really feel like messing up by making sure it's backed up, etc.


    I was much less careful with my iPhone 4 in regards to memory and archiving and whatnot, and I never had one instance of lag or freezing. The 5 is supposed to be superior in every way, yet I can't even smoothly make calls or send messages.

  • ChasMyers Level 1 (0 points)

    Molndal, thanks for the advice, but I must say that I agree with LDukart here.  By no means should a workaround be neccessary for a feature as standardized as group messaging.  Something so simple should "just work" within reasonable expectations; having to do frequent restores just to keep a phone salvagably functional certainly does not qualify as such.


    The iPhone 5's messaging features should work without issue, as was the case with previous models of the iPhone.  Apple has pitched this $649-$849 product as an all-in-one cutting edge device.  Not only is its most commonly used feature non-functional, but the ensuing lag cripples the higher level features as well.


    I have never been so disapointed in an Apple product (be it the iPhone 5 or iOS 6 - whichever is the true source of the issues).  I have championed the brand for years based on my good experiences.  Accordingly, I will voice my concerns in a reasonable manner until the problem is directly addressed.


    I shared this thread via social media, and many people immediately responded with identical problems.  They had no idea that it wasn't "just them".  I suggest you all do the same.  So many people practice learned helplessness when it comes to failing devices, but didn't we all buy iPhones to avoid that in the first place?

  • Schicko Level 1 (0 points)

    My thoughts exactly.

    My concern is actually less about the bugs in the phone, but the complete lack of support from the manufacturer.

    There are articles about this problem from well known sources on the Internet, plus this thread. More than enough complaints to at least get a response.

    And no, I'm not going to restore my phone every however long to temporarily make something a little better, that should be perfect in the first place.

    I'm now thinking about getting rid of everything apple, and re-purchasing the competition's counter parts. Something I loath doing, but when I buy apple I THOUGHT I was buying the best. Guess not.

    I suppose my business is a pin drop in the apple ocean, so why would they care, right?

  • LDukart2024 Level 1 (0 points)



    I wasn't aware that the iOS 6.1.4 update was available. I was still on 6.0.1. Knock on wood, but it has completely quit lagging and freezing since the update. I'm holding my breath that it is fixed, but time will tell.

  • ChasMyers Level 1 (0 points)

    I upgraded to iOS 6.1.4 yesterday, and so far I haven't had any lag. Fingers crossed...


    The interesting thing is that the description of the update was "updated audio profile for speaker phone."

  • redman56 Level 1 (0 points)

    I upgraded to IOS 6.1.4 this morning and noticed a definite lag in my iphone 5, I tried restoring back to manufactures specs but this did not fix the issue. I was just looking to clarify if other IOS 6.1.4. users are still having similar problems

  • gubbtjyv Level 1 (0 points)

    Updated about a week ago but the issue remains. Moved our group chat to whatsapp instead, made my life ten times easier.

  • gubbtjyv Level 1 (0 points)

    Note that there are several members of this group chat with iPhone 5's that had never experienced this problem, it seems as if not all devices are affected and that the problem might be hardware related.

  • rs918 Level 1 (0 points)

    Wait so if your phone does that where it's changes the brightness for no reason after you hit the sleep button and if it lags and all the crap... Can you get a new one???? Because mine does that a lot and I'm still under the 1 year complementary warranty.

Previous 1 2 3 Next